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California Defamation Law Blog

California Defamation Law Blog

By Adrianos Facchetti.

http://www.defamationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint

    5 Common Mistakes Lawyers Make When Drafting Defamation Complaint
    In my defamation practice I see lawyers continually making the same mistakes when they draft complaints. Unfortunately for their clients, these drafting errors often lead to partial or complete dismissals of their lawsuits. Here are just five…
  • Nov 5

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
  • Nov 4

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case

    General Principles of Personal Jurisdiction in Defamation Case
    Due process permits state courts to exercise personal jurisdiction over nonresidents who have “minimum contacts” with the forum state. “Minimum contacts” means a relationship between the nonresident and the forum state…
Rank this Week: 853

Visa Lawyer Blog

Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration law topics including all aspects of family and work visas. Published by Jacob Sapochnick.

http://www.visalawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    Commuter Status: How Travels Into and Out of the U.S. Can Affect Maintaining Your Permanent Residence Statu

    Commuter Status: How Travels Into and Out of the U.S. Can Affect Maintaining Your Permanent Residence Statu
    By Andrew Desposito, Esq For many individuals, becoming a United States Permanent Resident and maintaining that status is a pretty simple thing. Simply living and working in the U.S. maintains the status because the purpose of being a…
  • Jan 23

    Nonprofit Clinic Offers ‘Bridges of Health’ to Philadelphia’s Illegal Immigrant

    Nonprofit Clinic Offers ‘Bridges of Health’ to Philadelphia’s Illegal Immigrant
    Like many other immigrants, Mery Martinez has no legal status in the United States, no health insurance and no money. Sadly, Ms. Martinez does have leukemia, and has been struggling to find treatment for the disease, first in New York...
  • Jan 20

    Immigration and Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream

    Immigration and Dr. Martin Luther King's Dream
    Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man whose dream of equality and human rights changed the course of history. His legacy will be remembered this week by people of all colors and...
Rank this Week: 962

Infringement Nation

Infringement Nation

Focuses on copyright, trademark, patent and business disputes. By One LLP.

http://onellp.com/blog/
  • Dec 23

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

    Jay Z Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed
    Jay Z escapes copyright lawsuit.
  • Jun 21

    Software Patents Survive

    Software Patents Survive
    The Federal Circuit issued a significant decision curtailing the power of district courts to dismiss patent lawsuits at the Rule 12 stage on the basis that the claimed subject matter falls outside Section 101’s categories of…
  • Jun 18

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On

    Levi’s Jeans Stitching Trademark Claim Marches On
    Levis and Abercrombie have had a long-running battle over the stitching of their jeans.
Rank this Week: 850

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers…

San Francisco Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers current events and answers to common questions about immigration law in the San Francisco area. By the Law Office of Gali Schaham Gordon.

http://gordonlawgrouppc.com/blog/
  • Oct 4

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?
      How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?   During the government shutdown, many government employees are furloughed and some immigration-related agencies are completely non-operational. So where does that leave…
  • Oct 4

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?

    How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?
      How Does the Government Shutdown Affect My Immigration Case?   During the government shutdown, many government employees are furloughed and some immigration-related agencies are completely non-operational. So where does that leave…
  • Aug 23

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant

    Once Again, Arizona Tries to Make Life Hard for Immigrant
    Pro-immigration reform groups lambasted Arizona Gov. Jan. Brewer for issuing an executive order that bans some 80,000 potential recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in her state from obtaining driver’s…
Rank this Week: 973

Lawyer On A Leash Blog

Lawyer On A Leash Blog

Covers how to hire and work with a lawyer. By Gideon Grunfeld.

http://lawyeronaleash.com/loal-blog/
  • Jul 21

    How Important Is A Lawyer’s Computer Skills?

    How Important Is A Lawyer’s Computer Skills?
    When lawyers charge by the hour, it is natural to question how much of their time is wasted because they aren’t proficient at using software such as Word and Excel. D. Casey Flaherty, who works as a lawyer in the Law Department of Kia…
  • Jul 7

    Marketing Advice Lawyers Receive

    Marketing Advice Lawyers Receive
    The American Bar Association Journal on July 1 published an article entitled, “50 simple ways you can market your practice.” It is directed to lawyers and contains such gems as: 17.) People sometimes need to be convinced that…
  • Jun 24

    Getting Your Lawyer To Estimate Attorneys’ Fees In Civil Litigation

    Getting Your Lawyer To Estimate Attorneys’ Fees In Civil Litigation
    “I don’t know what this lawsuit will cost because there are so many factors involved, and I don’t control many of them.” Can’t tell you how many times I have heard experienced litigators voice this sentiment when…
Rank this Week: 921

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury news involving truck, ATV and highway accidents. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.california-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume
    SEATTLE - The Seattle Times and CNN reported more than 1,300 Halloween pirate costumes manufactured in China were recently seized because high lead levels were detected in the buttons. The costumes, which were headed for a Seattle-area…
  • Sep 20

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe
    Skechers claims Shape-ups curved sole will get you in shape without ever having to step foot in a gym. But several independent studies have found no evidence to substantiate Skecher's claims. What cannot be disputed, however, is that the…
  • Sep 6

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair
    On September 6, 2012 Consumer Reports issued a safety alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair because an unharnessed child could slide down to the floor or slip out of the side of the chair, posing a serious fall-related injury risk. An…
Rank this Week: 1107

California DUI Injury Lawyer Blog

California DUI Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI accidents, injury and wrongful death liability issues. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.californiaduiinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    Pedestrian Killed by Motorcyclist in Suspected DUI Crash

    Pedestrian Killed by Motorcyclist in Suspected DUI Crash
    ALAMEDA COUNTY - A 67-year-old Hayward man tragically died Saturday night after he was struck by an allegedly speeding motorcyclist, the San Jose Mercury News reported. The collision occurred at Jackson Street at Silva Avenue around 8:54…
  • Oct 9

    Two People Killed in Suspected DUI Crash on Highway 152

    Two People Killed in Suspected DUI Crash on Highway 152
    MERCED COUNTY - Two people were killed early Tuesday morning in a suspected DUI crash on Highway 152, the Los Banos Enterprise reported. The accident was reported at 1:07 p.m. on October 9, 2012, on eastbound Highway 152, west of Highway 33.…
  • Aug 27

    Woman Killed, Man Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in Concord

    Woman Killed, Man Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in Concord
    CONTRA COSTA COUNTY - A 23-year-old Napa woman was tragically killed Friday night in a collision on Highway 4 in Concord, the Napa Valley Register reported. According to the news report, the victim, Maria Anaya-Garcia was a passenger in a…
Rank this Week: 1073

Nation of Immigrants

Nation of Immigrants

Covers immigration news, laws and policies. By Carl Shusterman.

http://shusterman.typepad.com/nation-of-immigrants/
  • Feb 23

    Sailing in Space: Immigrant NASA Astronaut

    Sailing in Space: Immigrant NASA Astronaut
    The word “astronaut” is derived from the Greek word meaning “space sailor” and refers specifically to members of the United States’ space program, NASA. “Space sailors” in other parts of the world have different names, such as…
  • Feb 22

    Welcome to our website–We look forward to your suggestion

    Welcome to our website–We look forward to your suggestion
    After 9 months of labor, our new website was born on February 17th. I hope that you will agree that after 16 years of being a content-rich, but a rather ugly-looking site, the new site is considerably better looking. I also hope that the site…
  • Feb 14

    Test Post

    Test Post
     
Rank this Week: 847

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8…

Legal Commentary on Proposition 8 and the Right to Marry

Articles and comments by attorneys and legal scholars, and related legal news. From Michael Ginsborg.

http://prop8legalcommentary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Farewell

    Farewell
    In May, I decided that I would need a hiatus to prepare an article on a subject unrelated to this site. I have just completed my forthcoming article for law librarians, "Ending Our Conflicts of Interest to Protect Consumers of Legal…
  • May 22

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging

    Hiatus from my usual schedule of blogging
    I regret that, for at least several weeks, I will lack time to update this site on a regular basis. I face two challenges. First, I expect to publish an article on a subject I have been thinking about for 20 years.
  • May 15

    Legal news this month

    Legal news this month
    Domestic partnership
Rank this Week: 1036

Montag Law blog

Montag Law blog

Covers current immigration legal issues. By Jonathan D. Montag.

http://www.montaglaw.com/blog
  • Jan 24

    Who is behind the Middle East’s going to hell in a handbasket?

    Who is behind the Middle East’s going to hell in a handbasket?
    Middle Easterners are flooding out of their countries into neighboring states, Europe, Australia, and the United States. Asylum applications are chronically backlogged in America’s broken immigration system. The various observers and…
  • Jan 18

    Je ne suis pas Lenovo.

    Je ne suis pas Lenovo.
    Readers may have noticed that I have not posted for a while. My semi-routine blogging got interrupted – by Lenovo. Here’s how. My office’s copier contract ended and it was time for a new copier. Copiers these days – I…
  • Nov 23

    Ninth Circuit reminds the BIA of its real purpose in Singh v. Holder.

    Ninth Circuit reminds the BIA of its real purpose in Singh v. Holder.
    The Board of Immigration Appeals and the many other immigration-involved agencies in the federal government sometimes remind me of the movie, the Bridge on the River Kwai. A recent decision, Singh v. Holder,  highlighted this. If you…
Rank this Week: 1211

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

http://californiastemcellreport.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    A California Stem Cell Mystery is Solved

    A California Stem Cell Mystery is Solved
    The California stem cell agency today cleared up one of the mysteries involving next Thursday’s meeting of its governing board and likely action on a training program. The agency last Saturday posted the agenda for the meeting that…
  • Jan 23

    The California Stem Cell Agency and Its Unnecessary Mysterie

    The California Stem Cell Agency and Its Unnecessary Mysterie
    For the second month in a row, the California stem cell agency, which sits on top of $3 billion in taxpayer cash, is playing a mystery game with the public. Coming up next Thursday is a meeting of the 29-member board of the agency. These…
  • Jan 23

    Webinar Now Available on Fast-Track Plan to Hand Out $1 Billion in California Stem Cell Cash

    Webinar Now Available on Fast-Track Plan to Hand Out $1 Billion in California Stem Cell Cash
    The ins-and-outs of CIRM 2.0 – at least some of them – are explained by the CEO of the California stem cell agency, Randy Mills, in a Webinar now available on the agency’s Web site.The Webinar includes presentation slides…
Rank this Week: 1330

Mediation's Place

Mediation's Place

Explores ways to integrate mediation into the litigation process. By Joseph Markowitz.

http://www.mediate-la.com/
  • Jan 24

    Technology

    Technology
    If somebody were to ask me (actually somebody did ask me) about the future of conflict resolution, my answer would have to include technology. Technology is already enabling us to do things that would have been unimaginable only, say, 20…
  • Jan 21

    Better politic

    Better politic
    Everyone is talking about President Obama's little dig at his opponents when he reminded them of his two election victories. But the part of the State of the Union speech that should get mediators excited is the following:"So the question for…
  • Jan 5

    Selma

    Selma
    The new movie Selma depicts the events that led to passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. There has been some controversy about the historical accuracy of parts of this movie, but I don't have much patience with those kinds of…
Rank this Week: 1540

Education Law and Student Rights

Education Law and Student Rights

Covers education law and student rights in public and private school settings, from preschool through college. By Michelle Ball.

http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 23

    Does It Really Matter If Students Can't Be Expelled Or Suspended For Willful Defiance Or Disruption?

    Does It Really Matter If Students Can't Be Expelled Or Suspended For Willful Defiance Or Disruption?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Recently, the suspension and expulsion codes of California were altered to take "willfully defied" and "disrupted" out of the mix as bases for expulsion (any grade) and…
  • Jan 13

    How To Consent To Some, But Not All, Of An IEP Document

    How To Consent To Some, But Not All, Of An IEP Document
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995 With special education, the magic document is the Individualized Education Program document, simply called the "IEP."  [The IEP document is different from the IEP…
  • Dec 3

    Expulsion Rights: Why Don't They Care About Other Students' Punishments When Punishing My Child?

    Expulsion Rights: Why Don't They Care About Other Students' Punishments When Punishing My Child?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995When a parent suddenly faces the terrible fact that their child is up for expulsion from school, the question always arises: why is my son or daughter being expelled for X…
Rank this Week: 1747

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Jan 23

    NBC’s Chuck Todd On Team Obama’s Slam On/Threat To BiBi, The GOP in Iowa, And, Of Course, GloZell

    NBC’s Chuck Todd On Team Obama’s Slam On/Threat To BiBi, The GOP in Iowa, And, Of Course, GloZell
    I broadcast for D.C. today and will stay through Sunday to be on the Meet The Press panel Sunday, which will reverse roles with my standard Friday interview with MTP host Chuck Todd.  Todd joins me in the second hour today to talk the…
  • Jan 23

    Senator Tom Cotton: Obama Might Have A Year And A Half Left, But I And Others Have Many Years To Go

    Senator Tom Cotton: Obama Might Have A Year And A Half Left, But I And Others Have Many Years To Go
    The junior Senator from Arkansas joined Hugh at the Heritage Foundation, and had lots to say about the reported spat between the Congress, the White House, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Audio: 01-23hhs-cotton The…
  • Jan 23

    Mediaite’s Andrew Kirell On GloZell

    Mediaite’s Andrew Kirell On GloZell
    Mediaite’s editor-in-chief Andrew Kirell joined me in the first hour of Friday’s program, talking about Mediaite, himself, and President Obama’s interview with GloZell. Audio: 01-23hhs-Kirell Transcript: HH: Every single…
Rank this Week: 1605

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers,…

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. Blog

Covers safety and personal injury news.

http://harrispersonalinjury.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    John Clayton – HPI’s ‘Rising Star’

    John Clayton – HPI’s ‘Rising Star’
    Breaking news from Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc.! Our very own John Clayton has been selected to the 2015 California Rising Stars list! Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the entire state of California are selected by…
  • Jan 22

    TireWise Safety Tip

    TireWise Safety Tip
    TireWise Safety Tips The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) TireWise safety campaign offers drivers important safety tips for choosing and maintaining their tires. The TireWise campaign is aimed at raising…
  • Jan 22

    Multi-Car Crash near Alameda Park

    Multi-Car Crash near Alameda Park
    Multi-Car Crash near Alameda Park On Sunday, at least one person was injured in a multi-car crash near Alameda Park. According to Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk, the incident happened at the intersection of Santa Barbara Street and Sola…
Rank this Week: 1547

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 1660

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Jan 23

    Can your trial judge give you a boost toward getting appellate review of a non-appealable order?

    Can your trial judge give you a boost toward getting appellate review of a non-appealable order?
    In theory, at least, the answer is yes, in some circumstances, by certifying the non-appealable order pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 166.1. Yesterday’s opinion in Audio Visual Services Group, Inc. v. Superior Court,…
  • Nov 25

    Don’t lightly assume that you’ve extended your time to appeal with a post-trial motion

    Don’t lightly assume that you’ve extended your time to appeal with a post-trial motion
    The parties in your case have stipulated to have their case tried before a temporary judge (pursuant to Cal. Const., art. VI, § 21) and filed all trial-related papers (trial briefs, closing briefs, and requests for statement of decision)…
  • Nov 18

    New blog to cover California Supreme Court

    New blog to cover California Supreme Court
    I received an invitation yesterday afternoon to attend a reception to celebrate the launch of a new blog “focused on providing substantive coverage of issues concerning the Supreme Court of California,” and billed as a joint…
Rank this Week: 1528

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jan 23

    Who owns the Yosemite National Park Trademarks?

    Who owns the Yosemite National Park Trademarks?
    IPNews® - Some attractions at Yosemite National Park could experience a name change as ownership of the Trademarks is under dispute. Delaware North of New York has been contracted for 20 years to run many aspects of tourism at Yosemite…
  • Jan 16

    Nike Golf Submits Patent For New Tracker Ball

    Nike Golf Submits Patent For New Tracker Ball
    IPNews® - Nike Golf’s new patent may allow golfers to enjoy more accuracy in their game through constant data created by the ball.  Over the past few years, a number of companies have developed sensors aimed at allowing golfers…
  • Jan 8

    Sony's Movie The Interview May Also Be a Copyright Infringement

    Sony's Movie The Interview May Also Be a Copyright Infringement
    IPNews® - Sony Corporation faces new legal struggles regarding “The Interview” as a possible Copyright Infringement case looms over its alleged unauthorized use of a 30 second clip of the song “Pay Day”. K-Pop star…
Rank this Week: 1917

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jan 23

    Furnish W-2 by January 31

    Furnish W-2 by January 31
    Employers must furnish the Form W-2 to employees by January 31, 2015. Employers meet the requirement to “furnish” the W-2 to employees if the form is properly addressed and mailed on or before the due date. Employers may submit…
  • Jan 22

    Workplace Harassment Focus of EEOC Meeting

    Workplace Harassment Focus of EEOC Meeting
    Workplace harassment is alleged in approximately 30 percent of all charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to EEOC Chair Jenny R. Yang. “By identifying underlying problems in workplaces and…
  • Jan 21

    U.S. Supreme Court: Air Marshal Can Proceed with Whistleblower Claim

    U.S. Supreme Court: Air Marshal Can Proceed with Whistleblower Claim
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a fired air marshal today, allowing him to proceed with his whistleblower claim in a homeland security case. Robert J. Maclean was a federal air marshal for the transportation Security Administration…
Rank this Week: 1439

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    The Threat of Overmedication in California Nursing Home

    The Threat of Overmedication in California Nursing Home
    In modern day America, many working adults find themselves as a caregiver two times over, caring for their growing children and aging parents. Often the needs of aging parents become too great for their adult children to address on their own…
  • Jan 22

    Backover Accidents: Prevention and Compensation

    Backover Accidents: Prevention and Compensation
    Driving is a risky activity and far too many of us fail to give it the attention it deserves, especially when we’re travelling a common route. For many, trips begin by putting the vehicle in reverse and backing out of a garage or…
  • Jan 20

    The Surprisingly Common Danger of Vehicles Crashing Into Building

    The Surprisingly Common Danger of Vehicles Crashing Into Building
    It’s the type of news story that always grabs attention. Yet, it is also an event that happens much more often than you might imagine. As the following blog post notes, vehicle-into-building crashes happen dozens of times each day in…
Rank this Week: 1754

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/23/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/23/15
    The past week was marked by the President’s State of the Union address and the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Have a listen to the Beatles’ Getting Better while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the…
  • Jan 22

    What Is A Donor Advised Fund?

    What Is A Donor Advised Fund?
    Donor advised funds are an increasingly popular mechanism for individuals with charitable objectives who want to make a deductible charitable contribution in one year but make charitable distributions (grants) over a period of years. They are…
  • Jan 19

    2 Questions Nonprofit Board Members Should Consider on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Beyond

    2 Questions Nonprofit Board Members Should Consider on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Beyond
    On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day, consider the following two questions: Is social justice a core value of your organization and something you strive for in pursuit of advancing its mission? Is your organization investing its…
Rank this Week: 1379

Northern California Center for…

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

Covers estate planning.

http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/
  • Jan 22

    How Much Can You Transfer Free of Estate Tax?

    How Much Can You Transfer Free of Estate Tax?
    How Much Can You Transfer Free of the Estate Tax? from Timothy Murphy Earning a significant store of wealth is only half the battle. Once you have achieved your financial goals, you have to address your legacy.
  • Jan 19

    What Is a Conservator?

    What Is a Conservator?
    A conservator is someone who is appointed by a court to act on behalf of an adult individual who is incapable of handling his or her own affairs. Each state has different rules regarding  conservatorship, and the terms are used…
  • Jan 17

    Is There a National Organization of Elder Law Attorneys?

    Is There a National Organization of Elder Law Attorneys?
    Before we look at a national organization that is known for educating elder law attorneys, we should explain why you may want to discuss your future with one of these legal professionals. As you are going through life, you are dealing with…
Rank this Week: 1706

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Jan 22

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great

    We are Always Looking for One or Two More Good Clients . . . Even When Business is Great
    One of the questions I hear frequently is about whether we are accepting new clients. While the short answer is “Yes”, here is some additional information which many people find interesting. Our law firm, Sylvester Oppenheim…
  • Jan 16

    Plaintiffs Accept Settlement in Silicon Valley Antitrust Employment Lawsuit

    Plaintiffs Accept Settlement in Silicon Valley Antitrust Employment Lawsuit
    Big technology firms like Google, Intel, Apple and Adobe are used to being in the spotlight. Whenever any of these companies launches a new project, it's all over the media. Moreover, these Silicon Valley giants get a lot of press about being…
  • Jan 9

    Walgreens Lawsuit May Set Troubling Precedent for Employer

    Walgreens Lawsuit May Set Troubling Precedent for Employer
    The Court of Appeals in Indiana has upheld a $1.4 million dollar verdict against the Walgreens Company. This decision sets a troubling precedent for employers who work in the health care industry, as it holds the company responsible for a…
Rank this Week: 1507

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Bohn & Fletcher, LLP Blog

Covers personal injury cases and facts.

http://www.bohnlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 22

    Santa Clara County Probes into Accident-Prone Driver

    Santa Clara County Probes into Accident-Prone Driver
    Campbell public employees among them  Santa Clara County performed an audit in 2009 that identified a small number a drivers whose poor driving records resulted in the most number of accidents. The San Jose Mercury News reported that in…
  • Jan 6

    Representing Bus Accident Victims Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area

    Representing Bus Accident Victims Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
    We seek full and fair compensation from negligent bus drivers and their companies  In 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported 12,000 bus crashes nationwide and 23,000 people injured as a result. Accidents involving…
  • Dec 17

    Santa Clara County Prepares for the Holiday Season

    Santa Clara County Prepares for the Holiday Season
    DUI holiday crackdown enforced   The holiday season brings family and friends together. However, celebrations can quickly turn into tragedy. Holidays mean more drivers on the road and, unfortunately, more drivers operating vehicles while…
Rank this Week: 1630

Southern California Criminal…

Southern California Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Justice Firm.

http://www.southerncaliforniacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Los Angeles’ Violent Crime Spike Attributed to Increase in Domestic Violence

    Los Angeles’ Violent Crime Spike Attributed to Increase in Domestic Violence
    In 2014, Los Angeles saw a significant jump in violent crime; in fact, it was up 14.3%, according to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Mayor Eric Garcetti in a January 12 news report at NBC4. According to Beck and Garcetti, the biggest factor in…
  • Dec 11

    No One is Above Being Indicted for a White Collar Crime

    No One is Above Being Indicted for a White Collar Crime
    As experienced Los Angeles white collar crime defense attorneys, we know that regardless of career or social standing, anyone can be accused of or indicted for a white collar crime. These offenses are generally those that are financially…
  • Oct 9

    Chino Three Vehicle Accident Leaves Five Dead

    Chino Three Vehicle Accident Leaves Five Dead
    Five days ago, a fiery three car collision ended with the tragic loss of five lives in Chino. According to a news article at CBS Los Angeles, four of the deceased victims were friends who graduated from Roosevelt High School. Crews were…
Rank this Week: 1872

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Crider Law P.C. Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and family law.

http://www.criderlaw.net/blog/
  • Jan 22

    Tom Clancy’s Estate Plans: Not as Tight as His Novel

    Tom Clancy’s Estate Plans: Not as Tight as His Novel
    In recent months, we’ve had occasion to tell you about a few late celebrities’ apparently airtight estate plans, Robin Williams and Joan Rivers among them. View image | gettyimages.com Celebrities don’t always leave their…
  • Jan 15

    Failing at Retirement

    Failing at Retirement
    Retiring isn’t easy, at least not for everybody. A few weeks ago, The New York Times looked at restlessness among senior citizens who are the right age for retirement but not of the right spirit. A series of seniors confessed to the…
  • Jan 8

    A New Year, A New Increase in the Estate Tax Exemption

    A New Year, A New Increase in the Estate Tax Exemption
    A new year always brings a number of new changes to the state and federal tax rules. Right off the bat, one of 2015’s more notable changes involves the federal estate tax exemption. View image | gettyimages.com In 2014, estates worth…
Rank this Week: 1896

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Palm Springs Tax and Trust Lawyers

Covers estate tax and trust administration issues. By Sanger & Manes.

http://www.palmspringstaxandtrustlawyers.com/
  • Jan 21

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse

    Nonresidents Working Remotely For California Businesse
    How to Take Paul Newman's "The Sting" Out of Your Taxes With the rise of the internet, cloud and smart phone economy, more and more people have the option of living in one state while working in another - remotely. The possibilities for…
  • Dec 12

    LEAVING YOUR CALIFORNIA LLC BEHIND - How California Taxes The Sale of Business Interests by Nonresident

    LEAVING YOUR CALIFORNIA LLC BEHIND - How California Taxes The Sale of Business Interests by Nonresident
    California residents who plan to move to another (by definition lower income tax) state, either to retire or for business purposes, often face the problem of how to handle their business interests situated in California. Mostly these…
  • Dec 11

    CANADIAN SNOWBIRD OR LANDLORD OR BOTH? The Tax Difference

    CANADIAN SNOWBIRD OR LANDLORD OR BOTH? The Tax Difference
    Helped along by the depressed US housing market in the past few years, the Palm Springs, California, area has become a hot spot for Canadians to purchase vacation homes or rental property. Often the same property is used for both purposes:…
Rank this Week: 1926

Infra Insight Blog

Infra Insight Blog

Covers infrastructure news, policy and industry developments. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.infrainsightblog.com
  • Jan 21

    California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study

    California Launches Road User Charge Pilot Study
    This Friday, January 23, 2015, California will take the first step in investigating a road user charge pilot program as an alternative to the gas tax when the CTC convenes the Road User Charge Advisory Committee meeting.  The committee…
  • Jan 13

    University of California Shortlists Three Teams for UC Merced 2020 Project

    University of California Shortlists Three Teams for UC Merced 2020 Project
    The Regents of the University of California (the “Regents”), on behalf of the University of California, Merced (UC Merced), announced today that three teams have been shortlisted to submit detailed proposals for the Request for…
  • Jan 13

    New President Ready to Take the Reins of International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association

    New President Ready to Take the Reins of International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association
    Javier Rodriguez, P.E., Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), is ready to begin his role as president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) for 2015.  Rodriguez was elected during…
Rank this Week: 1629

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law…

Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Law Blog

Covers land use, environmental, and real estate law in California.

http://blog.aklandlaw.com/
  • Jan 21

    2014 CEQA ANNUAL REVIEW

    2014 CEQA ANNUAL REVIEW
    By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Katherine J. Hart, Glen Hansen and Brian Russell Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2014 Annual CEQA update, cumulative for the year. The 4th quarter decisions are highlighted in bold font. To…
  • Jan 20

    Register Today! Abbott & Kindermann's 14th Annual Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental Law Update - Sacramento January 23

    Register Today! Abbott & Kindermann's 14th Annual Land Use, Real Estate, and Environmental Law Update - Sacramento January 23
    Reserve your seat for one of four seminars taking place in early 2015. In January and February 2015 Abbott & Kindermann, LLP will present its 14th annual educational program for clients and colleagues interested in current land…
  • Jan 14

    Too Much Of A Good Thing? Court Upholds Findings Of Convenience/Necessity For A Liquor Sales Permit.

    Too Much Of A Good Thing? Court Upholds Findings Of Convenience/Necessity For A Liquor Sales Permit.
    By William W. Abbott Adam Nick v. City of Lake Forest (December 23, 2014, G047115) ___ Cal.App.4th ___. Due to over concentration of liquor licenses, the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control referred an application for a determination of…
Rank this Week: 1258

The Tax Lawyer Blog

The Tax Lawyer Blog

By William D. Hartsock.

http://thetaxlawyer.com/blog
  • Jan 21

    Deficiency Litigation to Determine Tax Liability

    Deficiency Litigation to Determine Tax Liability
    There are two principal types of tax litigation process that can be used to determine a tax liability: deficiency litigation and refund litigation. Deficiency litigation is one type of tax court litigation employed to determine a…
  • Jan 19

    What is the Meaning of a Tax Deficiency?

    What is the Meaning of a Tax Deficiency?
    A tax deficiency is a statutorily defined concept that is essential to planning and proceeding with tax litigation. Specifically, a deficiency is defined as the amount by which the correct tax exceeds the excess of:Tags: Tax Litigation…
  • Jan 12

    Jurisdiction of the Tax Court in a Refund Litigation

    Jurisdiction of the Tax Court in a Refund Litigation
    When you receive a statutory notice of deficiency from the IRS, you can file for a deficiency tax litigation or a refund tax litigation proceeding. Typically, refund jurisdiction is limited to the district courts and Court of Federal Claims.…
Rank this Week: 1834

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news and laws. By Jacob J. Sapochnick.

http://www.immigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Self-Employment H1B and Start Up Work Visa Issue

    Self-Employment H1B and Start Up Work Visa Issue
    In this video, we cover the requirements for winning self employment H1B and the possibility of whether an H1B can lead to a Green Card. Did you know that forty percent of Fortune 500 companies in the United States were started by immigrants…
  • Jan 14

    My H1B or L1 Visa Was Denied, What Next?

    My H1B or L1 Visa Was Denied, What Next?
    You have applied for an H1B or L1 Visa and have been denied? What next? Our office has extensive experience assisting clients in filing H-1B petitions. We also help clients who are considering their options if the case is denied. Filing a…
  • Jan 6

    Guide to B1 and B2 Visas with Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.

    Guide to B1 and B2 Visas with Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.
    Interested in applying for a business B-1 visa? Thinking of visiting the United States as a tourist? In this video, Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.,  discusses B-1 and B-2 visas. Note: If you are a citizen of a country under the…
Rank this Week: 1449

Orange County Business &…

Orange County Business & Entertainment Law

Covers business, entertainment, restaurant, retail and landlord/tenant law. By Ashley C. L. Brown.

http://ocbusinessentertainmentlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 20

    Best watches in the world! Luxury bags, phones, jewelry in our boutique.

    Best watches in the world! Luxury bags, phones, jewelry in our boutique.
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  • Jan 16

    An Invite from your LinkedIn contact Lauren Zahringer

    An Invite from your LinkedIn contact Lauren Zahringer
    Get Matched With Professionals Who NEED What You OFFER  Sign-In to OPPRTUNITY to discover a business …
  • Jan 12

    The best watches in the world!

    The best watches in the world!
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Immigration Attorney Blog

Immigration Attorney Blog

By Brian D. Lerner.

http://brian-d-lerner-blog.com/
  • Jan 19

    New Employment Based Visas and Priority Date

    New Employment Based Visas and Priority Date
    In the January “check-in,” Charlie Oppenheim, DOS Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, comments on the February 2015 Visa Bulletin and reports that with the possibility of executive action occupying significant USCIS…
  • Jan 19

    Reuters: Hearing on States’ Suit Against Obama Immigration Plan to Begin in U.S. Court

    Reuters: Hearing on States’ Suit Against Obama Immigration Plan to Begin in U.S. Court
    Reuters reports that today, a federal judge in Texas is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit brought by two dozen states that seeks to block President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Tagged: #executive action, immigration refor,…
  • Jan 19

    District Court Holds Medical and Health Services Manager Is a Specialty Occupation

    District Court Holds Medical and Health Services Manager Is a Specialty Occupation
    The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California found that the petitioners demonstrated that the beneficiary’s proposed position was a Medical and Health Services Manager as described in the Occupational Outlook Handbook,…
Rank this Week: 1690

OC Patent Lawyer

OC Patent Lawyer

Provides basic patent information and case updates. By James Yang.

http://ocpatentlawyer.com
  • Jan 16

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software

    Continued vague guidance on patentability of software
    Bottom line: In Ultramercial v. Hulu (Fed. Cir. 2014), the Federal Circuit continued to provide vague guidance as to the patentability of software, specifically, whether a claimed invention is an unpatentable abstract idea.  The Federal…
  • Jan 13

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection

    Best vehicle for broadening patent protection
    Bottom line: Filing a continuing patent application is the best vehicle for broadening patent protection (i.e., patent’s claim), not reissue patent applications.  In a broadening reissue patent application, the patent’s…
  • Jan 7

    Extend patent protection and receive more royaltie

    Extend patent protection and receive more royaltie
    Bottom line: By filing a string of continuing patent applications and not claiming priority for the continuing patent applications back to a common parent application, the patent owner may be able to extend patent protection for its product.…
Rank this Week: 1551

Phillips Law Blog

Phillips Law Blog

Covers trends and information dealing with bankruptcy law and employment law. By Christopher Phillips.

http://cphillipslaw.com/bankruptcy-information-assistance/
  • Jan 16

    Ohio Bankruptcy and How to Get Over It

    Ohio Bankruptcy and How to Get Over It
    When it comes to dealing with bankruptcy in Ohio (or anywhere else, for that matter), you require the assistance of an expert. Your bankruptcy lawyer is your best bet when it comes to getting prepared for court appearance, keeping you abreast…
  • Dec 18

    Choosing the Right Bankruptcy Attorney for You

    Choosing the Right Bankruptcy Attorney for You
    Facing bankruptcy could be one of the hardest things that you may experience when you are doing business in the market. There is a lot of people who are becoming depressed and stressed because of this but those things would not bring any good…
  • Dec 17

    What kind of situations would you need the help of Denver Personal Injury Lawyer?

    What kind of situations would you need the help of Denver Personal Injury Lawyer?
    If you have been working in a warehouse where it happened that your neck got sprained for the reason that you had a slip and fall down or else might have had a burn injury due to the improper fitting of the machinery or chimney or if you have…
Rank this Week: 1828

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Estate Planning & Probate 411

Covers California probate, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, incapacity and related topics. By Helene P. Dreyer Koch.

http://indianwellsestateplanningattorney.com/
  • Jan 15

    Remember: Update Insurance Policies When You Put Property In Your Trust

    Remember: Update Insurance Policies When You Put Property In Your Trust
    Keep Your Real Estate Titled to Your Trust. Good planning includes having a Trust and keeping your major assets titled to yourselves as Trustees of the Trust.  (This does not apply to retirement account assets.)  Failing to maintain…
  • Apr 10

    Dangers of Do It Yourself Wills and Trust

    Dangers of Do It Yourself Wills and Trust
    In a previous post, I discussed An Example of What Can Go Wrong When You Make Your Own Will, as well as an article, Consumer Reports: Write Your Own Will? We tested 3 software products that claim to help you … Continue reading →
  • Jan 20

    An Example of What Can Go Wrong When You Make Your Own Will.

    An Example of What Can Go Wrong When You Make Your Own Will.
    Do-it-yourself Wills: a sad story of planning gone wrong.  Here is a case study by Janet L. Brewer, detailing some of the bad things that can happen when you make your own Will. Read about John, widow and father, faced … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1778

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Understanding a Successor Trustee's Potential Liability

    Understanding a Successor Trustee's Potential Liability
    A person who makes a living trust usually names himself or herself as the initial trustee. The trust instrument should also name successor trustees to act in the event the trust's maker dies or becomes incapable of managing their own affairs.…
  • Jan 14

    Dealing With People to Whom You Owe Money – After You Die

    Dealing With People to Whom You Owe Money – After You Die
    The administration of an estate includes not just distributing a person's property, but collecting any debts owed to the deceased. This is why it is important to make a will naming an executor who can act in your name after you are gone. The…
  • Dec 14

    Dealing With Real Property During Probate

    Dealing With Real Property During Probate
    It is common practice in estate planning for an individual to make specific gifts of property. Perhaps you wish to leave your house to your children or a particular family heirloom to a sibling. But what happens if the property described in…
Rank this Week: 1343

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney…

Oakland Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury law. By The Law Offices of Stephen M. Fuerch.

http://www.oaklandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1608

California Litigation Attorney…

California Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers legal news. By Reid & Hellyer.

http://www.rhlaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 15

    Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instruction

    Escrows Can Be Negligent, Even While Following Escrow Instruction
    California escrows perform an important role in modern real estate and business transactions. While escrow holders are not exempt from negligence, many escrows have made such an argument, contending that they cannot commit negligence so…
  • Nov 7

    How to Select an Attorney

    How to Select an Attorney
    Too often, potential clients lack have an inability to determine how they should select an attorney. Here are some guideposts to help clients select a California attorney. 1. Attorney Discipline The California State Bar has an easy to…
  • Oct 11

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry

    Warning: Email Wire Fraud Scam Hitting Real Estate Industry
    Warning to the real estate industry: a widespread fraud is currently underway that could cost you and your client tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of dollars. The Scam The scam is simple: the scammer obtains access to an email…
Rank this Week: 1936

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1417

California Labor and Employment…

California Labor and Employment Defense Blog

Covers labor and employment law issues for employers. By Van Vleck Turner & Zaller.

http://www.vtzlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1294

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

San Diego Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers California criminal law topics, including DUI, search and seizure, white collar crimes and sex crimes. By Sean F. Leslie.

http://www.sandiegocriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    The Reality of Driving Under The Influence

    The Reality of Driving Under The Influence
    According to MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Driving), in 2014, drivers operating vehicles under the influence of drugs or alcohol killed around 10,500 people; 345,000 were injured. The statistics for the number of accidents occurring in…
  • Dec 1

    What Proposition 47 Means for Convicted

    What Proposition 47 Means for Convicted
    Back in the early 1970’s, during the Nixon era, a new phrase became commonplace in the United States. The War on Drugs was the phrase, and while the idea to combat the sale and use of illegal drugs may have seemed like a good one, it…
  • Nov 13

    Three Car Pileup In Escondido, Result Of DUI – San Diego

    Three Car Pileup In Escondido, Result Of DUI – San Diego
    A three car pileup occurred last night around the 1100 block of East Washington Avenue in Escondido. According to police, a black truck driving around 9p.m. crashed into a silver sedan; makes and models of the vehicles aren’t released.…
Rank this Week: 1513

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys…

Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorneys Blog

By the Law Offices of Matthew D. Roy.

http://www.sacramento-bankruptcy-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Jan 8

    Exploring Bankrupcty Myths and Misconception

    Exploring Bankrupcty Myths and Misconception
    As a Sacramento Bankruptcy Attorney, my potential clients are often concerned with the ramifications of filing a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy Petition. It is my job to help people understand and explain some of the myths that surround…
  • Jun 3

    BANKRUPTCY COURT TO RAISE FILING FEES

    BANKRUPTCY COURT TO RAISE FILING FEES
    Sacramento area residents considering a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 Bankruptcy should be aware the Eastern District of California has decided to raise the costs of filing a case effective June 01, 2014. The new Chapter 7 filing fee for the…
  • Mar 5

    Sacramento Man Gets Busted For Hiding Assets In Bankruptcy During Divorce

    Sacramento Man Gets Busted For Hiding Assets In Bankruptcy During Divorce
    Yesterday, a local Sacramento man received a 17 year sentence for committing Bankruptcy Fraud after filing for Chapter 7. Steven Zinnel was convicted last July of hiding assets during his bankruptcy in an effort to avoid paying his wife…
Rank this Week: 1189

Cutter Law Blog

Cutter Law Blog

Looks at personal injury, pharmaceutical, and medical news from around the Sacramento area.

http://www.cutterlaw.com/blog
  • Jan 7

    In the News (California): Consumer Reports released new ratings on more than 170 physician groups statewide

    In the News (California): Consumer Reports released new ratings on more than 170 physician groups statewide
    The new data, released by Consumer Reports this week, could help the tens of thousands of Californians picking out new health care plans and doctors for individual coverage under the Affordable Care Act. (Open enrollment runs through February…
  • Dec 22

    2014 Year in Review

    2014 Year in Review
    As 2014 comes to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to extend our warmest thanks and sincerest appreciation for entrusting our firm with the privilege of representing you in your case. This year we have continued our fight…
  • Dec 19

    Safe Travels During the Holiday

    Safe Travels During the Holiday
    The holidays are meant to be a time for family, celebration and cheer. However, traveling during the holidays can be a stressful occasion, especially if you are making long drives during rough winter conditions. To help ease the stress and…
Rank this Week: 1915

California Bankruptcy Blog

California Bankruptcy Blog

Covers chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy information. By Southern California Law Advocates, P.C.

http://www.socaladvocates.com/Bankruptcy-Blog.aspx
  • Jan 7

    Discharging Taxes - What Does it Mean to Willfully Evade Taxes?

    Discharging Taxes - What Does it Mean to Willfully Evade Taxes?
    WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO “WILLFULLY. . . EVADE OR DEFEAT” AN INCOME TAX? A couple months ago the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (which serves all of California and much of the West) ruled that it takes quite a lot for a taxpayer to…
  • Dec 30

    Can Stores Repossess What You Bought With The Store Card?

    Can Stores Repossess What You Bought With The Store Card?
    Do Credit Card and “Store Card” Creditors Have a Right to Repossess What You Bought on Those Cards After You File Bankruptcy? A few months ago I wrote about “Reaffirming Personal Property Other Than Your Vehicle.” A…
  • Dec 7

    Can The Bank Take Money From My Account to Pay What I Owe Them?

    Can The Bank Take Money From My Account to Pay What I Owe Them?
    Your financial institution can take your money on deposit because of its right of setoff. WHAT IS A SETOFF? When you think of money being grabbed out of somebody's checking or savings account, what probably first comes to mind is…
Rank this Week: 1913